OIT Training Instructor Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Featured Workshop
Online@UT 09 (Assessment Rubrics in Blackboard Learn)

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In this workshop participants will have an introduction to the interactive rubric tool in Online@UT (Blackboard Learn). Participants will learn what a rubric is, how to create and manage rubrics, how to apply the rubric in the Grade Center, where to use a rubric, and instructional uses of rubrics.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Featured Workshop
Transitioning from Bb Collaborate to LiveOnline@UT (Zoom)

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UT is Zooming! Join this workshop and learn more about transitioning from the Bb Collaborate online classroom to UT-Zoom online meetings. Topics include scheduling a meeting, sharing meeting information, and sharing content in a meeting. Come learn what Zoom has to offer. Tags: Zoom Videoconferencing

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Adobe Captivate Interactive Practice and Assessment Templates

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Create engaging interactive practice and assessment activities with Adobe Captivate templates to deliver in class or on multiple devices (computer, iPad, phone).

The focus includes an overview of how to use Captivate templates to design and develop interactive practice and assessment activities. The workshop will include samples of work that participants can then use to follow the visual process steps to create their own activities to include in Online@UT, their own classroom website, classroom presentations, etc.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Camtasia for Mac

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Using Camtasia for Mac, you can create an online instructional video, that includes a digital recording of a computer screen, such as a course site tour, web-based application demonstration, Excel spreadsheet tutorial, or PowerPoint presentation. You will learn how to record your actions on the screen, record audio and webcam video, and do basic editing of the recorded media. Then you will polish the video with zoom-in effects, text callouts, highlights, and other enhancements. The options for sharing the video online will be discussed. NOTE: For an individual consultation, instructors, please request a meeting through the OIT HelpDesk (865-974-9900).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Captivate 1 (Hands-On With Adobe Captivate: Going Beyond PowerPoint)

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How can you turn a PowerPoint presentation into a self-contained online learning module in which students interact with the content through hyperlinks and quizzes? Come to this workshop and learn how to use Adobe Captivate (Windows only) to create an online interactive learning module that contains slides, images, screenshots, video, audio, captions, hyperlinks, and self-testing quiz questions. You will then post the module either to a Blackboard course site or to your personal UT web space. Participants should be proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Cloud Storage Options at UTK

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Comparison of T-Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Digital Badges and Certificates: Recognition for What You Teach

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Being rewarded is a powerful extrinsic motivator. One of the best rewards is recognition for a job well done. Providing these opportunities for rewarding students throughout your course can keep students motivated and create a map of what they can learn. In Blackboard, you can use the achievements tool to create student opportunities to earn recognition for their work. Join us in this workshop for an introduction to achievements in the form of both digital badges and certificates.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Faculty- or Staff-focused Lucky 7 - Requested topic

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This workshop can be customized to meet your department's or group's needs.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
How to Improve Your Web Pages' Visibility in Search Engine Results (SEO)

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your web site involves structuring your site in a manner that makes it easier for users to locate your web content. It allows users to find what they are searching for, accurately and quickly. In this workshop we will go over the fundamentals of Search Engine Optimization: crawlers, relevance values, structure, etc. With you, we will evaluate your web site and make suggestions for optimizing your content for search engines. We will go over some of the tools used for this process and you will use them hands on.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Insight for the Computer Lab Classroom

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ONE-HOUR WORKSHOP. Insight is a program that allows instructors to control the student computer environment in the OIT Teaching Computer Labs. Insight allows instructors to block or limit applications and web browsing, lock all student computers, collaborate with students from the instructor station, and much more.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Introduction to LiveOnline@UT (Zoom)

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If you currently use tools like Skype and FaceTime, or require an alternative tool for video conferencing for administrative or teaching and learning needs, you’ll want to learn more about LiveOnline@UT (Zoom). Zoom enables users to have an interactive, high-quality video and audio conference from laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Join us to learn more about Zoom, and how it can assist you in teaching and learning, administration, and research collaboration. This workshop meets online; the day before the workshop, you will receive an email invitation with a link and access instructions. If you register on the workshop day, please call 865-974-9670 to request the email invitation. Tags: Zoom Videoconferencing, LiveOnline@UT

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Introduction to Lynda.com for faculty and staff

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Are you using Lynda.com for you professional development and training? Lynda.com is a video-based online training resource available to all UTK faculty, staff, and students through a paid organizational subscription contract. In this short, 1-hour demonstration, you will see just how this magnificent resource can benefit you and your career! We will show you the variety of courses available, not just in software or programming, but also Business Skills and Computer Networking or Programming Language Prep programs for certifications. You will learn how to navigate the Lynda library to locate topics of interest, playlists, and competencies; to track your progress; and to print certifications. Managers can create custom playlists, assign core job competencies, and track assessment and completion records for their staff.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
My Mediasite is a faculty portal to OIT’s Digital Media Services' (DMS) video server. Using My Mediasite, faculty can access the Mediasite Desktop Recorder and record, upload, manage, and publish video content directly to DMS’ streaming server. This introductory workshop session will showcase the basic features of My Mediasite, provide instructions for downloading and installing the Mediasite Desktop Recorder, and offer tips for using these tools to produce videos, slideshows, and screencasts from your desktop or laptop computer.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Office 365 Overview (Faculty / Staff focused)

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Office 365 is available for all students, faculty & staff. The Web-based Office suite provides the normal office apps and others such as SharePoint and OneDrive. We provide an overview of these applications and how you might use them to collaborate with other students, faculty or staff in online meetings, Group sites or co-authoring documents. Video file storage is available now too!

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
OIT Project Management Fundamentals

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This class will cover fundamental PM concepts such as the definition of a project, PM methodologies, the project life cycle, and project constraints. We’ll discuss the importance of clearly defined team roles and responsibilities, methods for classifying projects, and common causes of project failure. Actual project examples will be provided, although participants are encouraged to bring their own projects for practice opportunities.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
OIT Project Planning

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This workshop will cover fundamental PM concepts such as effort estimation, task sequencing, critical path, change management, and task duration. Attendees will learn how to break down a project into milestones & tasks to develop a baseline plan. Actual project examples will be provided, although participants are encouraged to bring their own projects for practice opportunities.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
OneShot Video for Instruction

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OneShot video is a simple way for you to produce a short (10 minutes or less) single-topic video using your own available video capture technology (e.g., camera, mobile phone, iPad, tablet). You hit Record, speak in front of the camera, and press Stop. There is no editing. Upload the video to YouTube or another video sharing site. Done! A One-Shot video is dynamic, engaging, lets your students see you, and appeals to the current video culture.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 01 (Introduction to Online@UT - Blackboard Learn)

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One way to increase interaction with and among students is to augment face-to-face lectures with more engaging activities such as self-paced tutorials, discussion forums, and live chats. Online@UT makes it easy to organize and post these materials online for students to access anytime from anywhere via the Web. In this introduction to Online@UT's course management system, participants will access their online course site, receive an overview of instructor development tools and resources, and learn to upload a variety of document types.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 01 (Introduction to Online@UT - Blackboard Learn) - online version

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This course is an online self-paced version of Online@UT 1 (Introduction to Online@UT) Please note that while our registration system requires a date for all courses, the displayed date does not apply to online courses, as they are available anytime, anywhere. Shortly after completing registration, you will receive an email with the information needed to get started.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 02 (Assessments in Blackboard Learn)

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Learn to create, manage, deploy, and grade online assessments using the assessment tools in Online@UT. Find out about the benefits of using question pools, and how to create a survey for your students. We'll also go beyond the nuts and bolts of assessment creation and management by learning about many best practices and helpful hints that can contribute toward a better, more efficient online experience for both you and your students.

Prerequisite Info: Or Online@UT 1 - online version, or equivalent experience with Online@UT (Blackboard Learn).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 03 (Blogs and Wikis in Blackboard Learn)

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Would you like to create class community, to enhance students' critical and reflective skills, to encourage informal sharing, to build an ongoing portfolio, or to assemble a dynamic record of a research project? Blogs and wikis are two Online@UT tools that may provide a solution for these teaching goals. In this workshop, participants will explore Online@UT blogs and wikis, configure these tools for different purposes, and discuss their instructional uses.

Prerequisite Info: Or Online@UT 1 - online version, or equivalent experience with Online@UT (Blackboard Learn).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 04 (Assignments and Plagiarism Prevention and Detection in Blackboard Learn)

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1-HOUR WORKSHOP! SafeAssign is a software resource designed to help students avoid plagiarism and improper citation. The software encourages original writing and proper citation practices by cross-referencing submitted materials against other submitted papers, the Web, and numerous published journal, newspaper and magazine articles. The SafeAssign tool is integrated into Online@UT, and does not require additional software. Please join us to learn more about this new teaching and learning tool.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 05 (Grade Center in Blackboard Learn)

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Students report that access to grades in Online@UT is extremely useful, and instructors routinely comment on the ease of use of the Online@UT Grade Center. Join us to learn more about best practices in managing grades online using the Online@UT Grade Center.

Prerequisite Info: Or Online@UT 1 - online version, or equivalent experience with Online@UT (Blackboard Learn).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 07 (Integrating Publisher Content into Your Blackboard Learn Course Site)

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1-HOUR WORKSHOP! This workshop will present a brief overview of publisher integration tools within Online@UT (Blackboard Learn). Participants will learn how to integrate learning resources and tools from Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, McGraw-Hill, Pearson and WileyPLUS into their Blackboard Learn course site.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 11 (Student Engagement Through Discussion Forums)

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Learn to use discussion forums to manage communication with your students, develop community, engage the students and evaluate learning. Learn to apply rubrics to standardize grading and make it easier to manage.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
PowerPoint for Faculty 1a (PowerPoint with Voiceover: Developing Narrated Presentations on Windows PC)

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THIS WORKSHOP IS WINDOWS-SPECIFIC. Adding audio to a slide presentation adds teaching and learning value to PowerPoint. Instructors can create short online lectures and exam study guides. Students can present their individual and collaborative projects to the class at a distance. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a PowerPoint 2013 presentation with audio narration on a Windows PC, convert it to a video using the PPT built-in converter, and then share the video online. Participants should be proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Prezi for Faculty 1 (Basics)

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Prezi is a cloud-based presentation and storytelling software tool that allows the presenter(s) to zoom to different views on a wide virtual canvas rather than going linearly from slide to slide in a traditional presentation. Prezis can make your presentations more visually appealing while also making it easy for multiple presenters to collaborate on one presentation.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Removing Barriers: Creating More Accessible Word, PowerPoint, and PDF Files on a Mac

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Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PPT, and PDF documents will have a huge positive impact for all students. This workshop will also introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template and is designed for the Mac users of MS Office 2011. tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Removing Barriers: Creating More Accessible Word, PowerPoint, and PDF Files Using Office 2013 (Windows)

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Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PPT, and PDF documents will have a huge, positive impact for all students. This workshop will also introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template and is designed for those using Office 2013 in a Windows environment. tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
SharePoint Documents (Creating, Editing, Sharing and Co-authoring)

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This class focuses strictly on using SharePoint to collaborate on documents. Participants will learn how to access their MySite, upload documents to a library, change document permissions, modify and coauthor documents owned by other users, enable office web apps, turn on versioning, and create and modify document library views on SharePoint pages. Participants will work with the instructor and each other to explore many of the features available with document libraries.

Prerequisite Info: You must be able to log into your SharePoint account. You should verify that your account has been enabled by logging into: https://utspaces.tennessee.edu with your UTK\netid and password. If you get an error when you log in please contact the Help Desk a

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
SharePoint Lists (Manage Projects and Organize Processes)

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With SharePoint Lists in your skillset, you'll have a powerful new approach for departmental, project, and resource management — and you'll be able to customize your own solutions as well. In the workshop, we'll be creating:
  • Project task lists -- bring order to a department or unit workload
  • Adjustments to List Settings -- to give you a high degree of control
  • List columns -- pull data from another SharePoint list in the same site (lookup columns) or run simple calculations (calculated columns)
  • Customized Views -- drill down to the data you really need
  • Web parts for displaying a list on your homepage or landing page

This is an introductory workshop – complex lists may require the SharePoint Designer software, which will not be covered here.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

SharePoint Overview

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SharePoint is a Microsoft technology that provides organizations with a web-based platform for content management, information-sharing, communication, collaboration, and much more. At UT, SharePoint will begin as a web site (utspaces,) for faculty and staff. These are individual web sites that allow users to maintain their web presence at UT. The utspaces sites have many features that allow users to communicate, share documents, access colleagues’ utspaces sites, and much more. OIT Training has developed training classes to help you take advantage of the capabilities of and enjoy your interaction with SharePoint. This class will help you gain a thorough understanding of the SharePoint interface and will help you get started with your own site development.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
SharePoint Permissions (Handling Confidential Data)

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The information in this class will enable users to effectively secure data within their SharePoint sites. Participants will gain an understanding of the vast number of options SharePoint provides for granting access to the resources stored within their SharePoint accounts. These resources include sites, lists, libraries, and even individual items within those libraries. SharePoint supports the control of access via the University’s active directory, anonymous users, and the ability to create custom users and groups. SharePoint includes more than 30 permissions types that can be used to define who has access to your resources and how those resources can be used.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Skype for Business (faculty/staff focused)

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Faculty can use this IM/video conference/online meeting tool to interact and collaborate with students. You get everything you need for conversations in one app—IM, audio and video calls, online meetings and sharing. And because Skype for Business and Office work together, it’s simple to collaborate right from your Office apps. You can schedule meetings and see IM history in Outlook, start meetings from apps like Word or PowerPoint online and meet across platforms to present content, share a whiteboard, slide presentation, computer screens, and even poll the audience.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Teaching in a Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) 1

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Technology Enhanced Classrooms exist all over campus. This demonstration and hands-on class serves as an introduction to the different types of technology that can be found within these classrooms. Technology demonstrated includes SMART Boards/SMART Podiums and/or Epson Interactive Projectors, SMART Notebook software, document cameras, and the system control panels used to control the room. Participants will learn how to connect their computers to the system and how to use some of the features of the SMART Notebook software. Participants are asked to bring their laptops with them to the class.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
TurningPoint Clickers 1 (Basics)

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Clicker Technology, or audience response systems, are used by educational institutions nationwide to enhance student engagement, gather data, and provide instant feedback and assessment. Since Fall 2009, UTK has been using Turning Technologies software for clicker engagement. Some of the benefits faculty have identified include:
  • Ease of use in creating and delivering quizzes
  • Quiz delivery without PowerPoint or in-class computer via TurningPoint Anywhwere and ResponseCard Anywhere
  • Response submissions via the clicker or mobile devices: cell phone, PDA, or a laptop computer
  • Integration with Blackboard Grade Center
  • No student registration purchase
  • Less overall cost for students
Throughout the semester OIT and Turning Technologies are providing training for all current and interested clicker technology faculty. If you'd like to use clickers in your class, you must receive training on the TurningPoint system. You should also contact the UT Bookstore to place your clicker order. If you have any questions, contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Utilizing the UT Google Search Appliance

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We have a Google Search Appliance that indexes and allows us to search UT electronic content. It can be used for UT Web content, and it has the capability to index other forms of electronic content such as databases. We will provide a tutorial on the options you can utilize for providing search of your electronic content and utilizing it to search. This will be hands on and you will build your own simple web search interfaces varying the type of content you wish to search and the different forms of results you wish to provide. NOTE: Although this workshop is tagged "Faculty / Staff," it is appropriate for and open to Researchers and Students.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Video Everywhere: A New Video Option for Blackboard Learn

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NEW WORKSHOP! Use the new Video Everywhere option to record messages on your webcam to share with your students. You can also use Video Everywhere to upload previously-recorded video such as Voice-Over-PowerPoint. In both instances, videos are uploaded to your personal YouTube channel, and then embedded in your Content Area in Blackboard Learn so all students can quickly and easily watch your video content. YouTube makes it easy to upload, and converts your videos for you so any student with Adobe Flash can watch your videos without having to download or install anything.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.